The first two Cars movies combined have made more than US$435 million in the United States and US$1 billion globally. Pixar spent around $200 million on "Cars 2", not including marketing, according to Box Office Mojo.
In its third weekend, "Wonder Woman" held strong with $40.8 million, bringing its domestic total to $274.6 million.
Another new release, "Rough Night", had an even rougher weekend. It is also the 16th Pixar movie to open at #1.
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The "Cars" threequel follows the legendary Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) as he's pushed out of the sport he loves by a new generation of blazing-fast racers.
In eighth place is DreamWorks Animation's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, with $7.4 million in tickets sales its third weekend in release. "Before 'Wonder Woman, ' we were about 9 percent behind last summer". Only one in four critics had praise for the movie, in which Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays rapper Shakur.
While many worn out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North American audience, smaller films such as the Tupac biopic "All Eyez on Me" and the shark thriller "47 Meters Down" were able to break through the clutter and make a splash this weekend. It's the first feature released by Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, which acquired movie-distribution company Freestyle Releasing in 2015.
"It is genuinely a amusing movie that was made at the right price, and there is a place for Rough Night as summer counter-programming in the coming weeks", said Sony's distribution chief Adrian Smith. While, surprisingly, Rough Night, the unexpectedly hilarious comedy, sits in seventh place with a low $8 million. Lucia Aniello directed the film. "The Mummy" took fourth place with a $13.9 million haul.